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ENH3980 - Introduction to Fiction Writing

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Chandani Lokuge


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


In the collaborative atmosphere of workshops, students will use a range of set readings to experiment with the elements of fiction: narrative technique and point of view, characterization, story, plotting and action, setting, figurative language etc., editing skills and preparing a manuscript for publication. The workshops will integrate reading, writing and editing skills through three activities: the study of a wide range of texts which will be used as models for students' creative explorations; writing exercises designed to develop students' skills in aspects of short story writing; editing of students' own writing and that of their colleagues and offering constructive criticism.


As for ENH2980


Assignment 1 (1500 words): 30%
Assignment 2 (2500 words): 40%
Examination (2 hours): 20%
Workshop participation (2 x 500 words): 10%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour workshop) per week


A First-year sequence in English, Visual Culture, Drama and Theatre Studies or Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies or permission.